Director, Silicon Flatirons Centers' Entrepreneurship Initiative
Founder and Managing Partner, Frazier Healthcare Ventures
Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Dr. Sanjiv Narayan, UC San Diego professor of medicine and a specialist in electrophysiology, teamed with medical device entrepreneur Ruchir Sehra to found San Diego-based Topera. The startup has created a 3D heart-mapping and analysis workstation is used to more precisely pinpoint the origin of electrical impulses causing heart arrhythmias. Topera has received FDA clearance and attracted nearly $30 million in venture funding. This new diagnostic approach represents a marked improvement over current state-of-the-art technology by reducing hospital re-admissions by about 60 percent. More information and online registration is here.